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Jonathan Papelbon saves third game for Phillies with perfect ninth
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his third save of the season with a pefect ninth inning on Saturday. 

Papelbon struck out one and threw eight strikes in 10 pitches. 

Papelbon has allowed one baserunner and no runs in five and a third innings this season. 


Red Sox OF prospect Rusney Castillo (shoulder) plays catch at Fenway
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4:40 pm ET) Red Sox premier outfield prospect Rusney Castillo (shoulder) was spotted playing catch Saturday at Fenway Park under supervision of the team doctor, but no timetable for his return to Triple-A has been announced, reports ProvidenceJournal.com.

Castillo sustained the shoulder injury while trying to make a diving catch in a game on April 11.

Billy Hamilton leaves Reds game with apparent injury
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:37 pm ET) Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton beat out an infield single in the eighth inning of Saturday's game, ending an 0-for-14 slump.

Hamilton then left the game with an apparent right leg injury. 


Jordan Zimmermann suffers loss for Nationals on Saturday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:32 pm ET) Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann dropped to 1-2 on the season after suffering a loss on Saturday. 

Zimmermann allowed four runs, but only two were earned, in six and a third innings. He walked four and allowed four hits, while striking out three.

Zimmermann threw 61 strikes in 101 pitches. His next start is scheduled for Friday, against the Marlins and Mat Latos.  


White Sox's Jose Abreu connects for grand slam in Saturday's win
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4:30 pm ET) White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu delivered the crushing blow to the Tigers on Saturday with a fourth-inning grand slam.

Abreu also added a double in the game and went 3 for 6 overall.

Tigers' Anibal Sanchez hammered for nine runs in loss on Saturday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4:27 pm ET) Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (1-2) was smacked around for nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings on Saturday and suffered the loss against the White Sox.

The major blow was a Jose Abreu grand slam that highlighted a seven-run fourth inning for the White Sox.

Sanchez will look to get back on track Thursday against the Yankees.

Aaron Harang earns win for Phillies with 6 IP on Saturday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Aaron Harang earned his second win of the season for the Phillies , striking out six in six innings. Harang moved to 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including a solo home run by Bryce Harper. 

Harang walked two. He threw 60 strikes in 91 pitches.

Harang's next start is scheduled for Thursday, against the Marlins and David Phelps. 


Marlins move Jose Fernandez to 60-day DL
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:22 pm ET) The Marlins moved starting pitcher Jose Fernandez to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. 

Fernandez was on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury and expected to be out until June. The move to the 60-day gives the Marlins a spot on the 40-man roster to add LHP Matt Tracy


Rays' Kevin Kiermaier sits out Saturday due to illness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4:21 pm ET) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Yankees because he's "a little under the weather," he told reporters, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Kiermaier batted leadoff for the fourth time this season on Friday. He is hitting .306/.342/.667 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI through his first 38 plate appearances.


White Sox starter Chris Sale moves to 2-0 with win on Saturday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4:21 pm ET) White Sox starter Chris Sale improved to 2-0 on Saturday with six strong innings against the Tigers.

Sale allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six to earn the victory.

J.D. Martinez connected for a solo homer off Sale.

Sale's next start is schedule for Thursday against the Royals.

 
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